baby exzema would love to hear experiences:

Karen Aminah - posted on 08/19/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




baby diagnosed with pretty bad exzema finally have it kind of under control using argan oil but still have flare ups would love to hear experiences and advice on how to deal with it:


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Alix - posted on 08/24/2010




Baby exzema has actually only become come recently, when we started changing what we use to clean with. We used to use natural soaps, and now we use mostly detergents. Many people believe that the detergents are to blame for most cases of baby exema now a days. I would recommend reading the book Green Up Your Clean Up by Jill Potvin Schoff. She starts the book off by explaining the differences between soaps and detergents and tells the story of her son who also had baby exzema. She then goes through each part of the house and what you can use to clean it that are more natural ans detergent free. Basically you use a lot of vinegar and baking soda. I would highly recommend reading this book. All of the changes are super easy to make, and they are proven to help with baby exzema. Also, if your baby has problems with a diaper rash or exzema on his bottom, it could be disposable diapers if you use them. I would recommend trying out cloth diapers for a little while and see if that helps. There is a website,, that has trial packages, so if you end up not liking cloth diapers you can return them and get your money back. If you have any questions, please let me know! Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 08/23/2010




hi Karen,
i almost started to get a bit worried when i saw my baby with this flare ups.. i tried heaps of 'natural' fragance free' products.. after using steriod creams to get it to a copeable stage - i used PARAFFIN CREAM.. it's super thick but i put it on him day and night .. it's taken about 2 weeks.. and he doesn't have scales or red spots.. mind you, he doens't have any special stuff in his bath.. just boring water and toys.
Paraffin Cream did it for us... it was my saviour and super cheap!

Taylor - posted on 08/22/2010




my daughter has it right in front of her ears, on her left arm and her knees. nothing was helping much at all until i bought a tube of Mustela Stelatopia Lotion. It's a little pricey, but you get a lot and a little bit goes a long way. I put it on her in the morning and at night before bed and it pretty much COMPLETELY cleared it up within a week.

Johanna - posted on 08/20/2010




My daughter had a really bad spot on the back of her head of all places - but my dr. wasn't concerned. I used Aveeno exzema cream twice everyday than one day at around 5 months old it was just gone! She still gets some small spots on her arms and legs but I find that cream works great! Oh, we also only bathed her 3x/ we can bathe her every other day. Good luck!!

Danielle - posted on 08/19/2010




One of my good friends at church has 6 kids, three of which had extreme issues with exzema. Nothing was working for them until she started giving them omega capsules to chew. They continued to take the omega for several weeks and were finally able to go down to only occasional use. All of the children have completely cleared up their exzema issues. Now I say this with caution, I do not recommend simple over the counter fish oil tabs simply because they are likely to contain mercury as I'm sure you've heard. There is one company that I can recommend to you that sells fish oil called Omega Guard that undergoes several quality control tests to make sure that there are no trace amounts of mercury or any other toxic ingredient. That company is Shaklee. You can check out the product at:

I squirt half a capsule of this omega in my sons bottle once a day to help increase brain function and future IQ. And when your child can chew, try and keep the best strait face and give it to them to chew. My friends kids loved them, they actually ask for them. If I were you I'd start out squirting half a tab in their bottle and maybe graduate to a whole tab as symptoms respond. Let me know if you have any questions.

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